Nibbles - January 9
Simon ParkinFresh from their 12 Days of Christmas odyssey, which kicked off in Norwich with their 'Alan' Partridge in a pear tree, the Hairy Bikers are set to ride back into the city on February 5 for a special event at Carrow Road.Simon Parkin
Fresh from their 12 Days of Christmas odyssey, which kicked off in Norwich with their 'Alan' Partridge in a pear tree, the Hairy Bikers are set to ride back into the city on February 5 for a special event at Carrow Road. Si and Dave will recall their fascinating stories from their travels and the unique delicacies they discovered along the way at the latest celebrity evening organised by Delia's Canary Catering. Guests will also get to enjoy a three-course dinner, including lamb and barley hot pot followed by key lime pie with Norfolk blueberry compote, followed by a Q&A with the Geordie duo. They'll also be signing copies of their latest book. Places are �69 per person.
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The Hair Bikers event will also include potted shrimps with poached Watercress Lane duck eggs on the menu, and foodies will have noticed that towards the end of 2009 duck eggs reappeared on the menus of several top end restaurants and were featured by various celebrity chefs including Jamie Oliver and Delia Smith. Hatching a plan to make duck eggs more available on supermarket shelves, Norfolk-based Watercress Lane, whose 28,000 birds produce over 10,000 dozen eggs per week at Burwell Hatchery, near Norwich, are targeting high street retailers with a major marketing campaign. The campaign is promoting duck eggs' affordability, superior flavour and, because of their alkaline content, health properties. Duck eggs are packed with vitamins and minerals - a single egg provides around 15pc of the adult protein recommended daily allowance. Though similar to hen eggs, their larger size and slightly deeper flavour makes them especially useful in baking. Custards and meringues made with duck eggs are richer, creamier and tastier and cakes have a superior texture and hold their shape and moisture far better. If some of the country's top chefs believe in going to work on a duck egg, then why can't everyone else!
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After enjoying an excellent 2009, Norfolk's Humpty Dumpty Brewery has been dreaming up plans for this year. Already the brewery is steaming away with three brews. The brewery is slowly rolling out their new award-winning East Anglia Pale Ale (EAPA), already in demand among festivals. They're also planning to brew a new American-style pale ale. 'We're looking for this to be a bigger beer - somewhere north of 7pc - and to have it available principally in bottles, though some draught will no doubt make it out to market for those pubs who aren't put off by its gravity,' said a spokesman. They also plan to brew 10, their 10th anniversary barleywine, again this year.
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